After a terrific comeback win over Toccoa Falls College in the South Region quarterfinal Thursday, the Trinity Baptist College Lady Eagles faced the top-seeded Pensacola Christian College Eagles in the semifinal on Friday. Trinity battled hard, but Pensacola came out with the win, 81-46, to advance to Saturday’s final.
Senior Julianna Calice scored a game-high 25 points in her final game for Trinity Baptist College. She was 10 for 24 from the field (42%) and hit five three-pointers as she played every minute for Coaches Pat Milligan and Judy Allen. She also pulled down 10 rebounds.
With her 25 points on Friday, Calice finished her college career with a grand total of 1,067 points. She topped the 1,000 mark when the Eagles played Trinity College of Florida in their final regular-season game on February 21. She was also named to the NCCAA South Region First Team.
Senior Teisa Keith also played her final game for Trinity. Known as a defensive and rebounding specialist, Keith grabbed five rebounds and scored four points as she ended her college career.
Keith was 2 for 6 from the field and played 38 minutes in her final game for Trinity Baptist College.
Jessica Silva was second in scoring for Trinity with 11 points, and Shaina Hill scored six to give her 17 total points in the tournament.
Pensacola got 18 points from Ashton Welborn and 11 from Yelena Skinner. Seven of their teammates contributed points as the team shot 44% from the field, including 50% shooting in the third quarter.
Pensacola Christian will face Bob Jones University in Saturday’s South Region final, which begins at 2:00 p.m. EST. Bob Jones defeated Trinity College of Florida 78-64 in Friday’s earlier semifinal game.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC
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